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  Al Jazeera America    News    Breaking news and in-depth  
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    March 1, 2014
    2:00 - 2:31am EST  

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>> the show may be over but the conversation continues. you can also find us on at which time @ajconsiderthis. cl >> ukraine in crisis. russian troops on the ground at president obama sends a message to the kremlin. >> the united states will stand with the ukrainians. >> cost of cold - plunging temperatures hikes up heating bills. why heating your home may get more expensive. [ ♪ music ]
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>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live in new york city. >> president obama issued a warning to russia saying there'll be consequences for military intervention in ukraine, after reports of russian troops taking up positions around two airports in crimea. the cell phone footage shows russian helicopters entering an airspace which is ukraine's peninsula. moscow says it will defend citizens, many of whom areth -- are ethnic russians. this picture shows armed men entering is building. it's unclear if they are russian. >> one of the last bastions of support for viktor yanukovych.
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he fled the capital of kiev after months of protest. it's believed he travelled to crimea and jennifer glasse has more. >> crimea is closed. closed to commercial traffic. earlier in the day armed men came into that airport and to the airport down the road, to vastepol. these men are in military uniforms with no military insignia on them or their vehicles. they were armed with military-grade records. the airport was closed and more men came into the airport. we understand that there's a militia outside a television station although it has not been shut down. we are seeing movement of military vehicles along the road between crimea and sebastapol,
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home to the russian black fleet. a lot of crimeas are happy to see the mystery men in military men, whoever they are. they like to see the support. they are unhappy with what has been happening in kiev. the opposition, the new government in kiev, has been called thugs, bandits, fascists and they are concerned. we are seeing regular citizens forming private militias, private armies and checkpoints set up on the roads around the capital. they say they need to protect their homes and families. an uncertain situation. this peninsula east ward looking. the majority of its citizens are russian. they look towards russia for guidance and protection. some of them would like to see
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closer ties. no one is talking succession. they are autonomous. they want to keep close ties with russia. >> ukrainian president viktor yanukovych spoke publicly for the first time since being deposed. speaking from russia and in rub jp, viktor yanukovych -- russian, viktor yanukovych says his government has not been overthrown. >> a lot has happened in russia on friday during diplomatic rounds. for moscow we heard from the foreign ministry expressing concern about the escalation of violence in the ukraine. they have concerns about the ruling party, the government in kiev, saying that they are extremists, and nationalists. that is something that was echoed during a press conference in the southern city where the ousted ukrainian president viktor yanukovych had this to say about those who are now in
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power. >> i repeat it over again - i am a legitimately elected pratt of ukraine, and was elected at free and democratic elections, and i remain the legitimate president of ukraine. >> russia put out a press release from the foreign ministry saying they have mobilized some mobile units, but that is perfectly legitimate under the agreement between ukraine and treaties signed in the past, and the seaport, and should there be a crisis or threat to security that russia is able to mobilise its force to secure the peninsula and keep the naval base safe. >> speaking from the white house president obama said any russian military intervention would be a clear violation of international law. mike viqueira has more from washington. >> you could hear the escalating
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alarm in secretary of state john kerry's voice. he spoke with sergei lavrov, his russian counterpart. jay carney's voice, he warned of a grave mistake if russia impinged upon the integrity of sovereign ukraine. president obama appeared in the briefing room at 5 o'clock and talked about cost to russia if they go ahead with what is apparently a military intervention. what are the costs. i spoke with a senior administration official. first and foremost they are talking about the g8. it's in sochi. that is familiar to most people, the site of the concluded winter olympics. hard to see how the g8, would join the americans and russia - it looks like that will be cancelled. russians said they want to keepen trade ties with the united states it's on hold.
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they are talking and pointing to the fact that the ruble appears to be losing value as part of the consequences that they see in the real world is taking place. >> president obama said a brief statement. here is part of it. >> we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has an historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic tie, and a military facility in crimea. any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and integrity would be destabilising, which is not in the interests of ukraine, russia or europe. >> the senior administration official point out a bump in world reputation, enhanced reputation that russia got from the sochi winter olympics is going away. >> california hit by a one-two punch. first a drought and now the
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state is dealing with rain. it triggered land slides east of los angeles, prompting mandatory evacuation orders, causing road closures, traffic jams and power outages. extreme weather is expected to condition through saturday. >> we are seeing rainy conditions across the south-east. we'll see residual effects as we go towards sunday. flooding is a major concern of the it will be lighter, but the major concern is towards mexico, where we are looking at flooding as well. los angeles, you'll see a high of 64 on a saturday. thunder storms are a possibility. we saw thunder storms on friday. rain tapering off as we go
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towards the rest of the week. temperatures coming up. here across much of the south, temperatures are up. we talked about san antonio, 82 is the expected high. fairly clean and dry conditions across many of the areas. we expect is thunderstorm in the forecast. that will not be too much of an influence. the temperatures taking a dive, reaching to 57 as we start the week. >> rain showers pushing through alabama and georgia, causing a few problems with the airports. atlanta, a high temperature of 62 degrees. we'll see a bit of a warm up. maybe 73 degrees there. the temperatures come back down. that's the trend for the south. going towards tuesday, of 34 degrees, and a high of 54. >> this brutal winter has heating bills soaring across the
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country no matter what sort of heat source you use. richelle carey has more. >> propane, natural gas and heating soil is expensive as the nation shivers in record cold. with temperatures plunging, demand for fuel has been soaring, and prices have reached new highs in some areas. >> consumers have been lulled into a safety net feeling that prices wouldn't go up. this winter has hit with a bang. consumers were not prepared for it. >> the residential price for propane is up 30%. 5.5 million homes use propane. natural gas jumped 20%. according to the sensis bureau, half of u.s. households use gas as the primary heating fuel. home heating oil rose 2%. the bottom line the average bill for an american family last winter was $150.
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this year it's closer to $450. analysts say these increases are common in winter, but this has been a gold season affecting so much of the country that the prices are under more pressure. >> we have seen a $5 billion increase in costs for consumers, and it can't go on much longer. >> that report from al jazeera richelle carey. consumers are feeling pain at the pump. gas climbing $0.17 in the past 21 days, hitting an average of $3.50 per gallon. >> secret documents released. thousands of records from bill clinton's presidential library available for the public. some indicated an early effort to make wife hillary a political power house. >> the fall out over a nation's antigay law.
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>> 911 calls from the traffic
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jam at george washington bridge were made public on friday. hours of dispatch tapes showed frustration by drivers, police officers and emergency responders struggling after a former aid to governor chris christie shut down the bridge. it was retaliation against the town's mayor who didn't support chris christie. they were told that lanes were closed because of a traffic study, which never existed. >> >> governor chris christie has apologised for the lane clearance saying he was not involved in the incident. numerous people lost their jobs and have been indicted since the
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investigation began. >> they were kept secret for 13 years. details of the clinton presidency are being revealed. more than 4,000 documents were released on friday. some of the records come from then first lady hillary clinton's office. they humanize hillary clinton by advising her to, "be real and relaxed", they give a glimpse into the inner workings of the white house at the time. >> more on the crisis in ukraine where the crisis impacts many ukraine americans. >> good evening from little ukraine in the east village in lookout shelter manhattan. this is a -- in little manhattan. this is a sizeable community. many are enjoying a friday night out. thoughts of what is going on are never far from their minds. earlier today, outside the
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united nations headquarters on first avenue there was a protest to get the members of the security council to do something to help their homeland. >> russian hands off ukraine. >> ukrainian americans protesting outside the united nations in new york. they were angry at what they say is russia's war-like manoeuvrings in their backyard. [ chants ] >> they have family in ukraine right now. it's dangerous situation right now. it's pre-water citation, invasion of russian military forces. >> we'd like to bring attention, and it's really important in ukraine. russia is behaving aggressively. it's frightening, scary. >> ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. was on hand to meet with the protesters. >> they are doing a tremendous
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job. they are raising the protest around the world. >> we have more than 20 million people around. they will protest on the square's around the world, ask the governments to raise their voice and to protect ukraine. >> there weren't a lot of protesters outside the u.n. it was a freezing day in new york. this demonstration was put together at the last minute. passions were running high. >> americans, stand up in defense of what is right. >> across the street from this demonstration, the security council was meeting in closed session, discussing what was happening in ukraine. outside passions were running high. >> don't want more blood to be shed. >> the mainliory -- the majority of people here did not know
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where the country was. >> that protest was organised at the last minute in response to what happened in the crimea. they held a protest for what went on in kiev, near the brooklyn bridge, and that was attend bid around 1,000 ukrainian americans. >> that is john terrett prorping from new york city. >> an international police operation took down a fraud ring. police in spain, serbia, britain, arrested 110 people, focussing on border rooms where fake stock was sold to investors. some lost their life savings. police found 850 victims in the u.k. >> uganda's president is facing blistering criticism over antigay laws. al jazeera's malcolm web explains there's now financial fall out. >> it's been called one of the
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toughest antigay laws in the world. earlier this week the controversial act was signed, showing many offenses punishable with life imprisonment. international donors made it clear they are not happy. the world bank delayed a loan wanting to make sure they are not affected by the new law. >> this is a law saying it is discrimination. it's a courageous decision by the bank and shows a shift, they are learning about the mistakes made in the past by having too extreme a view of what the economy should be. this is saying we have to look at the social impact of the policies. >> the loan is for $90 million, a small proportion of what the bank is worth. >> uganda relies on foreign aid for 20% of its budget. the swedish foreign minister is
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reconsidering its aid package, it's a number of donors who say their law goes against fundamental beliefs. the netherlands and norway froze aid. denmark issing moving it from the ugandan government to ngos. many support the laws and are baffled by the rehabilitation. donors. the donor countries never made noise over wide-spread corruption or theft of public funds or other human rights abuses. the relatively isolated outcry plays into the hands of the proponents of the new law, claiming that the west has an agenda to promote homosexuality in uganda. >> the new law says that is illegal. it doesn't clearly define what promoting homosexuality is. the law could be used against gay rights activists. several were invoiced by a tab loit.
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many live -- -- several were bothered by a tab lloyd. >> uganda has a number of countries with cultures and values. we are not into discrimination. >> as the politicians are seen to stand up to western demands it makes them more popular at home. for many. international donors, the new law crossed the line. malcolm reb al jazeera. >> -- malcolm web, al jazeera. >> one of the dolphins checks into a psychiatric center. >> and we'll meet the men and women who decide who takes home an academy
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>> now to the latest chapter in
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the controversy involving miami dolphins lineman ritchie incognito. michael eaves has the story. into when the news of the miami dolphins hazing scandal broke. there was a feeling that the story would take twists and turns before being resolved. over the last few days ritchie incog neatio provided twists and turns. this is the aftermath of incognito using a bat to bash the front-end of his ferrari thursday. if you look closely you see a piece of the back protruding from the front of the car and the bat on the ground. friday incognito was admitted to a psychiatric facility for the treatment of stress, aggression and management. that was after a tv station spoke to incognito, which was rambling. >> that was me venting. it was a piece of art.
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when things went down, it was unfortunate. and, you know, we understand it. me and my dad, brother and mum, dad, jonathan martin, the miami dolphins, steven ross, you br all brothers and sisters. i think we all understand that. it's time to move on. the erica ferrari is a -- the ferrari is a storey on to itself. it's an entity. it will be for sale through my mission, which is helping the brotherhood, and whatever brotherhood it is. >> in addition to the controversy from the dolphins hazing scandal incognito is taking the impending divorce of his parents hard. his future is in doubt. he's a free agent meaning any team an offer him a contract. there's no word if he'll be further punished as a result of
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the hazing scandal. i'm michael eaves, that's a look at the sport. >> the academy award is a day away. attention is focussed on the cars, but jennifer london looks into the people that made the golden statue what it is today. >> last but not least i thank the academy. >> i would like to thank the academy. >> i would like to thank the academy, as ubiquitous as the papa ratsy on the red carpet. who is the academy. the story begins in 1927 when a few hollywood luminaries talked ot a dinner party. from that the academy of motion picture arts and sciences was born, founded by 36 of the most influential men and women if the film industry. fast forward and today's academy looks different, with some 6,000 voting members, including film makers, artists, executives and everyone in between. >> you don't have to be a
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multi-million air film star in order to have a vote. you can be a relatively humble worker as a sound mixer and have a vote. >> or you could be someone like film producer and past president sid gannett. >> it is hard to get in, you have to be accomplished, have a body of work. becoming an academy member is not mysterious, but standards are high. >> they ought to be. winning an oscar can mean millions for the studio, bragging rights for the artists. >> it's the oscar, the symbol of the best, that we all aspire too to. it's so damn exciting i can't explain it to you. i remember the first night, the first time i went to an oscar ceremony. i remember it. i couldn't believe my eyes.
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>> each year the awards become more opulent and elaborate. it didn't start out that way. the first academy awards were held in 1929. it was a black-tie dinner event held at the historic roosevelt hotel. 270 people attended, tickets cost $5. there was little suspense went the awards were handed out. the winners were announced three months earlier. the following year the academy decided to keep the results secret until awards night, creating the drama and fanfare we know today. >> film-maker paul has been a voting member sips the '90s. >> they are special. it's nice. but if you meet someone and they say, "you vote for the academy award?" it's like, "yes." >> many voting members aspire to one day not only be a voter, but
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a winner. >> what happens when you are on a movie set, you are like a big family. it might be a dysfunctional family. everyone works together for the common cause and common goal of making, you know, a special feature film at the end of the day. it makes money and gets an award. >> an oscar statue worth its weight in gold for winners and the few who make up the academy. >> the award ceremony was televised in 1953 and is seen live in more than 200 countries. >> people in the u.k. and ireland got a dazzling light show. spectators say the northern lights from the best in years. the time-lapse photos were taken in england and along the irish coast. they are created when solar winds collide with the earth's magnetic fields. isn't that beautiful. thank you for watching al
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